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Identifying a Patient Who May Be Having an Interference With an Immunoassay

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Immunoassays are subject to a number of interferences that can cause false positive or false negative test results. The clinician should be willing to question a laboratory test result that does not match the clinical picture. If a cause for the discrepancy is found, then it should be documented in the medical record to prevent problems in the future.

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